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Poison Ivy Cosplay by Kapalaka
Poison Ivy Cosplay
Here is another photo from our Leu Gardens Poison Ivy set! It was our first time at that beautiful botanical garden. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue to shoot a Poison Ivy cosplay! <3 Well worth the $15 entrance fee.

Poison Ivy was a dream-costume of mine ever since I was seven. I caught Batman: The Animated Series every Saturday morning on WB and weekday afternoons on Cartoon Network. I was fascinated with the world Paul Dini and Bruce Timm created and especially enjoyed episodes featuring her. P.I. is an ambitious, strong-willed woman with a passion for what she thinks is right.I can't help but respect that despite her fanatical intentions. "Pretty Poison" was my favorite episode, and is the inspiration for the photo above. In one episode, we combine almost all of my loves: flowers, perfumes, and killer make-up. (Haha, and in the episode, it was literal.)

Costume and wig made and worn by Kapalaka
Photo by Cobheran
Photoprocessing by Kapalaka
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Lyanna Stark of Winterfell - cosplay by Kapalaka
Lyanna Stark of Winterfell - cosplay
Cobheran and I were fascinated by the story behind Rhaegar and Lyanna, as their roles were so pivotal in causing most of the aftermath in the realm. We came up with designs for these characters based on book descriptions and research on Michele Clapton's costume design style in the show. We hope to see these characters make an appearance on TV, it would be so cool to actually see the Battle of the Trident.

Original photo by Leo Photography
Photomanipulation by myself

More of my Game of Thrones cosplays:

Margaery Tyrell: fav.me/d7ezkdr
Margaery Tyrell: fav.me/d7mwk7o
Lyanna Stark: fav.me/d7ydj0l


Construction details for Lyanna:
I made my jewelry crown of blue roses by 3D printing base pieces, sculpting clay roses, and wire-bending. I wanted the laurel to be more than just woven flowers to bring home the point that receiving this crown was a really big and enviable deal. I researched different styles of circlets to come up with my design
, and took cues from Indian jewelry as I have always appreciated the intricacy of most styles. I modeled and 3D-printed base pieces, then drilled into them and used dimensional paint for decoration. The rest was just play with 20 gauge wire, pearls, and glass beads.

The gown has a corset built into it with plastic zip tires for boning. I came up with the pattern myself, and used the undercorset as a mock-up for the actual dress's bodice. I really liked the collar on Cersei's red gown for Joffrey's wedding, so I used a similar neckline on my own gown. The collar was then covered in a fur shawl. In total I used about 11 yards of fabric, and I still felt like my skirt didn't flow enough. @_@ The material was a wide-woven off-white silk, and the faux fur was purchased from Sewing Studio.

The wig was a gorgeous natural black, which I hardly had to style as it came with soft curls. Most Lyanna Stark cosplayers use a brown color, which I think looks quite lovely, but I wanted something that matched more Jon Snow's hair in the show.

I used gray contacts to make my hazel eyes match the book's eyecolor description of her, and used a softer make-up style.
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Margaery Tyrell - The Rose of High Garden by Kapalaka
Margaery Tyrell - The Rose of High Garden
I made Margaery in A DAY AGAIN. I love DragonCon but it comes at the worst time of the year for me with graduate school and all. I absolutely love how it came out, though, and it is one of the most comfortable costumes I own. She is my favorite Game of Thrones lady and I couldn't help but fall in love with her dinner dress.

I made a custom print for the top's fabric by lasercutting a stencil and spray-painting over it. I drafted my own patterns and it is lined. The skirt is a half-circle skirt with a pattern I made and modified to get the peak in the front. I sculpted the rose out of epoxy and the squiggly belt is tubing leftover from ~Cobheran's AoT 3D gear. I stuck a wire through it to make it retain it's shape.

Photo by Cobheran
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Rhaegar and Lyanna, his goddess of love and beauty by Kapalaka
Rhaegar and Lyanna, his goddess of love and beauty
This is part of my latest couple-cosplay with Cobheran! We suspect that perhaps there was more of a love story between these two than the show let on. We were fascinated by the story behind Rhaegar and Lyanna, as their roles were so pivotal in causing most of the aftermath in the realm. I came up with designs for these characters based on book descriptions and research on Michele Clapton's costume design style in the show, and each of us made our own respective costumes. We hope to see them make an appearance on TV, it would be so cool to actually see the Battle of the Trident!

Construction details for Lyanna:
I made my jewelry crown by 3D printing pieces and wire-bending. The gown has a corset built into it with plastic zip tires for boning
I came up with the design based on book descriptions and research on Indian jewelry. I modeled and 3D-printed a few base pieces, then drilled into them and used dimensional paint for decoration. The rest was just play with 20 gauge wire and glass beads.
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Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen - Ice and Fire by Kapalaka
Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen - Ice and Fire
Cobheran and I were fascinated by the story behind Rhaegar and Lyanna, as their roles were so pivotal in causing most of the aftermath in the realm. We came up with designs for these characters based on book descriptions and research on Michele Clapton's costume design style in the show. We hope to see these characters make an appearance on TV, it would be so cool to actually see the Battle of the Trident.

Thanks for looking at our work, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on our efforts. Some more food for thought, who would you cast as Rhaegar and Lyanna in the show?








More of my Game of Thrones cosplays:

Margaery Tyrell: fav.me/d7ezkdr
Margaery Tyrell: fav.me/d7mwk7o
Lyanna Stark: fav.me/d7ydj0l


Construction details for Lyanna:
I made my jewelry crown of blue roses by 3D printing base pieces, sculpting clay roses, and wire-bending. I wanted the laurel to be more than just woven flowers to bring home the point that receiving this crown was a really big and enviable deal. I researched different styles of circlets to come up with my design
, and took cues from Indian jewelry as I have always appreciated the intricacy of most styles. I modeled and 3D-printed base pieces, then drilled into them and used dimensional paint for decoration. The rest was just play with 20 gauge wire, pearls, and glass beads.

The gown has a corset built into it with plastic zip tires for boning. I came up with the pattern myself, and used the undercorset as a mock-up for the actual dress's bodice. I really liked the collar on Cersei's red gown for Joffrey's wedding, so I used a similar neckline on my own gown. The collar was then covered in a fur shawl. In total I used about 11 yards of fabric, and I still felt like my skirt didn't flow enough. @_@ The material was a wide-woven off-white silk, and the faux fur was purchased from Sewing Studio.

The wig was a gorgeous natural black, which I hardly had to style as it came with soft curls. Most Lyanna Stark cosplayers use a brown color, which I think looks quite lovely, but I wanted something that matched more Jon Snow's hair in the show.

I used gray contacts to make my hazel eyes match the book's eyecolor description of her, and used a softer make-up style.
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Pre-orders now available for my Sailor Moon communicators! Production will ensure in September and all will be shipped out on October 1st. 


The viewing screen is actually a mini-picture frame, so you can use pictures of your Sailor Moon pals! <3 Raw casts are $15, painted is $20.

 Get one for yourself, or for that special senshi in your life. ^_~ PM me for orders.
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Kapalaka
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I love to sew and my hobby is to show appreciation for my favorite characters by dressing up as them as accurately as possible. In my spare time I can be found making costumes of my favorite media characters and indulging in all sorts of crafts. My cosplay alias "Kapalaka" came from two sources: Golduck (one of my favorite Pokémon and it is a kappa), and gibberish my high school best friend used to attach to my first name. We would come up with silly names added onto each other's first names. The more ridiculous, the better. He called me Cristini, Ku-ristana, etc, the most elaborate of which was Cristanalakakanatini. This was around the time I was looking to create a committable and unique screenname and "Kapalaka" was the natural choice. No regrets thus far, so it's a winner! ^_~

My love for video games and anime led me to the cosplay community in 2005. It was my senior year of high school and I thought the regular "vote for me" signs were lame when I ran for Homecoming Court, so I pursued a different type of campaign by making silly ads with my face over the bodies of my favorite Final Fantasy girls. I wondered if people actually make these outfits and wore them. When I saw people cosplaying online, I immediately researched upcoming conventions and looking up cosplay photos of my favorite characters. CosplayLab was particularly helpful with their Spotlights and Look-Alikes, and the cosplayers I found in there I still look up to today.
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frenchraph Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Hi! I am currently posting some Queen's Blade cosplay picture from D*C 2013, but I don't know any of the cosplayers and cannot give them proper credit. Since you were part of it, I would love to get the "cosplay name" of those who posed for all of us.
Thank you in advance for your help :)
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Kapalaka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oops, I forgot to come back and respond to this. Sorry about that. Here are the credits:

Annelotte: Kapalaka
Laina: Maria
Claudette: Aviana
S1 Risty: Veeveevice
S2 Risty: Etaru
Zara: Kei M
Tomoe: Kairie Cosplay
Catylea: Exilefayt
Airi: Alouette Cosplay
Mirim: Sarah Boo Cosplay
Tina: BeckyTayTay cosplay
Shigi: Queen Riot
Liliana: Melvinopolis
Menace: Hanamaru
Aldra: Maritza

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frenchraph Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thank you very much.
Hope you like my Queen's Blade shoot in my photo gallery.
Please feel also free to visit my DragonCon 2013 pictures (way more picts than on DA) on Facebook
(Queen's Blade Shoot: DragonCon Album 5/7 : www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… )
Hope you like them.
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Kapalaka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Of course, I'll get the list to you by the end of the week!
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zhiana Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Hi there! We love your cosplay! Just wanted to let you know that we featured you  in an article today about the best Game of Thrones cosplays out there on the internet:www.geekbomb.net/blogs/game-of…  Keep up the good work and feel free to check out our website! ~ Madeleine 'Zhiana' Rose   [Geek Bomb]
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Kapalaka Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi zhiana!
Thank you so much for including me in your article! I feel so honored to be among such talent. :D I appreciate your kind words and enjoyed the read. Your cosplay page on facebook is great! I will gladly follow back. I think you're the first Australian cosplayer I have on my feed, so I look forward to seeing how cosplay is done where you are from. :D
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Feliz 2014!  :)
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!....kupo :)
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